Category Archives: Landon Donovan

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2014 US World Cup Draw: Not as Grim as it Seems

The US draw for the 2014 World Cup isn’t as grim as it seems. The guys discuss the possibilities and realities of group G of the World Cup in Brazil.

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US Could Still Make or Break Mexico World Cup Hopes

Mexico is at risk of not qualifying for the World Cup in Brazil. The guys examine their last two qualifiers for both the US and Mexico and how the US team might play a role in helping Mexico qualify for Brazil-–or benefit Panama. And apparently Vela is a jerk…

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Likely US Starting Eleven in World Cup Qualifier vs Costa Rica

The guys explore the likely starting 11 versus Costa Rica for the upcoming World Cup Qualifier in September 2013. Will Klinsmann start Altidore and Dempsey up top? Will Donovan or Zusi get the call out on the right? Will Cameron get the start at right back? And is it really …

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Many More International MLS-Based Players in 2014 World Cup Likely

by Derek Richey For a league that still gets trampled on and derided by American Euro-league-snobs and presumptuous foreigners who haven’t seen an actual MLS game for 4-6 years, there seems to be real progress in the potential number of players who are based in MLS that will more than …

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Who’s in the USMNT Midfield Discussion Now? Gold Cup 2013

The 2013 Gold Cup has offered up some more depth for Klinsmann to consider in the midfield, both in the middle and out wide. Who’s made the best case to get a shot on the “A” Team? Holden, Mixx, Beckerman? Shea, Corona, Torres, or Bedoya? Some of the answers are …

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Why Wondolowski Hasn’t Sealed the Deal for Brazil 2014

A lot of talk over the past week about how Chris Wondo(w)lowski is a shoe-in to make the US National team for World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Why we think that’s counting your chickens before they hatch…

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US v Germany & Belgium; Chandler’s Fear of Flying

The guys discuss the upcoming friendlies with Germany and Belgium as well as the newly revealed explanation from Timothy Chandler concerning his hesitancy in committing to the US National Team: a fear of flying.

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Landon Donovan Left Off Roster: Klinsmann’s Explanation a Contradictory Fib?

Jurgen Klinsmann’s recent explanation for leaving Landon Donovan off the US national team roster for upcoming friendlies and qualifiers is dishonest and contradicts his own standards for national team consideration. We’re asking him to stop insulting the bit of intelligence we have. Just tell us you don’t think he deserves …

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“The Grand Conceit of American Soccer” or the Conceit of the Author?

The guys discuss Ken Sweda’s recent bashing of MLS, the USSF in his article on 3Four3 called “The Grand Conceit of American Soccer” where Sweda refers to MLS fans as “bamboozled” and American MLS players as “sub-par” and “soccer deficient college graduates.” Not that the article needs more views, but …

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Straus, the Snowbowl & Tie at Azteca Bring US Team Together

Brian Straus’ article, the snowbowl vs Costa Rica and the workman-like tie vs Mexico at Azteca seems to have pulled the USMNT together.